Georgia Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 10th (by mail)

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Do First Time Voters Need ID?

yes

Do All Voters Need ID?

yes

Complete Georgia Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? Yes
Student ID accepted? Yes

 

What forms of ID are acceptable?

  • Georgia drivers’ license (which can be expired)
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A valid employee ID card from the federal or any level of Georgia government
  • A military ID
  • A tribal identification card
  • Any other photo ID card issued by any agency of the state or federal government, including a Georgia voter ID card
  • Student ID: If you go to a public college or university in Georgia, you will be able to use your student ID

Georgia Student Voter Info

Students who lived in Georgia before moving to another state for school, and who wish to establish or keep their Georgia voting residence (i.e., at their parents’ address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. If you move to a school address in Georgia with the intent of making it your fixed home, you should be able to establish voting residency in Georgia.[5] While Georgia law does discuss making your Georgia home “permanent”[6] court cases have made clear that if you have a present intention to remain at your school address, a “floating intention… to move somewhere else at some future period” will not stop you from establishing residency. Georgia law defines voting residence as domicile.

Georgia Ex-Offender Voter Info

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.